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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

Open positions

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Line Maintenance Control Manager

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
14/09/2019

Position Type:               Permanent Full-Time 

Department:                 Airline Part 145

Location:                       EMA

Work Pattern:                Flexible- primary focus will be during production hours of WA operation including weekends and nights.

Responsible to:            Accountable Manager

Direct Reports:             10 x LMC Engineers, 5 x Line Support Officers, 6 x Technical Support Engineers

Salary:                           Salary level will be determined on market competitive bases and proven skills and experience held by the                                                                   successful candidate.             

Role

The LMC Manager is responsible for the management, development and control of the Line Maintenance Control organisation and liaison with the Part M and OCC organisation to ensure a rapid and satisfactory conclusion of any technical issue arising from the daily operation. The LMC Manager is part of the WAS P145 organisation, reporting to the Accountable Manager P145. The LMC Department is under development and part of re-structure within the group. The successful candidate will be required to drive the changes required to ensure a succesful LMC organisation for the future.

A comprehensive job describtion is available on request - please request from Louise.gould@westatlantic.eu

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Minimum 5-year experience in maintenance organisation(s)
  • Previous managerial positions and experience, preferably in different departments
  • JAR Part 66 B1 or B2 Certified and or Aeronautical Engineering degree or equivalent preferably on a relevant selection of the operative aircraft types within WA, valid License at the time of application is not mandatory.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant EASA regulations and CAME/MOE set-up

Required Person Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • In depth insight and understanding of the operational planning/maintenance processes
  • Capable to think and work at Operational and tactical level
  • Relevant EASA, EASA-OPS and relevant National Aviation regulations.
  • Knowledge of the use of Quality assurance systems.
  • Proven excellent Planning and organisation skills and results driven
  • Proven Leadership capacity
  • Motivator and team player
  • Developing and maintaining of business relations at all relevant levels

 


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B1/ Engineer – EMA Hub – Day shift engineer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
17/09/2019

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time             

Department:               P145   

Location:                    EMA Hub 

Responsible to:          Maintenance Supervisors/Base Station Controller      

Role Summary 

To provide and support effective and efficient engineering at EMA hub, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner. 

Responsible for ensuring that the relevant hangar and line work at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. 

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for certifying the work in the hangar and line; in consultation with the Maintenance Supervisors and Base Station Controller (BSC)
  • Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, Technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.  
  • Responsible for ensuring any required parts/tools for maintenance are ordered correctly, and monitor with logistics/supervisors regarding estimated delivery times. 
  • Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations 
  • Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE. 
  • Ensure company premises are maintained and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.  Report any building/facilities defects to Maintenance Supervisors and/or BSC. 
  • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information. 
  • Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks. 
  • Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff. 
  • Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed. 
  • Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.
  • Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements 

  • Unrestricted EASA B1 license – preferable type rating on either 737CL, 737NG or BAe ATP. (Non- type holders will still be considered) 

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Salary

Fantastic home/work life balance based on a 7 days on, 7 days off shift pattern;

Basic B1 Salary of £40,000 Plus:

  • £4,500 EMA-Hub shift allowance.
  • £1,998 ATP type rating (unrestricted)
  • £3,280 B737CL Type rating (unrestricted)
  • £3,280 B737NG (unrestricted)
  • Company Pension
  • Loyalty bonus after 12 months (1% salary per year up to 10 years)

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Shift Stores Assistant

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
13/09/2019

Position Type:                  Permanent Full-Time. Shifts

Department:                    Logistics           

Location:                         EMA

Responsible to:               Logistics Controller UK

Role Summary

Responsible for Assisting with the control of West Air Sweden AB Material and Logistics solution for UK, including inventory control.

Responsible for assisting with Customs Import/Export and material support to the aircraft maintenance operations in UK and Europe

Responsibilities

  • Manage Goods in from receipt and inspection in line with EASA and FAA regulations
  • Ensure the accurate selection of aircraft parts for use within the engineering group
  • Ensure the timely dispatch of parts to the customers and operators
  • Facilitate and effectively operate engineering counter enquiries and tool allocation
  • Conduct stock counts as requested
  • Other duties related to the efficient and effective management of Logistics
  • Use a computerised maintenance inventory system to record all material transactions, ensuring availability of aircraft parts and materials for aircraft maintenance
  • Ensure all activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.

Academic/Educational Requirements

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience within a stores/warehouse environment
  • Possess good communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to work on own and within a team
  • Ability to take the initiative
  • Basic IT Skills

Salary

£21,432, increasing to £23,117 after probationary.

 

 


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EMA Hub Mechanic

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
06/09/2019

Position Type:                   Permanent Full-Time                     

Department:                     Hangar Engineering        

Location:                           East Midlands Airport

Responsible to: Shift supervisors/Certifying staff/Base Station Controller

Role Summary

To support effective and efficient hangar engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.

Responsibilities

    • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information.
    • Ensure that the material installed in the form of spare parts, equipment or standard parts is of the correct and approved type and quality.
    • Perform all maintenance work according to the valid instructions and documentation.
    • Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks.
    • Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff.
    • Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company -procedures, -requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.
    • Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.

Academic/Educational Requirements

    • Recognized modern apprenticeship in engineering or equivalent military training

Required Skills/Experience:

    • Commercial aviation engineering experience
    • Must be Proactive & self-motivated
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)

Salary

    • Basic £25,940
    • Shift Allowance £4500
    • Company Pension
    • Loyalty bonus after 12 months

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Direct Entry – Bae ATP Commander based in AMS and EMA

Location:
Application deadline:
30/09/2019

West Atlantic are currently looking for Direct Entry Commanders who will be responsible for the safe flying of the ATP aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of Europe's leading cargo airlines.

 

Candidates must have:

  • Right to live and work in EU
  • Valid Air Transport Pilot License – ATPL
  • Flying hours: total of 2500 hours, of which a minimum of 500 hours on multi-engine turbine MCC JAR FAR 25 aircraft.
  • Minimum 250 hours Commander time in commercial air transport.
  • ICAO Level 5 English Fluent

 

The package includes:

  • Basic Salary 
  • Per Diems
  • EASA FTL10/28 work pattern
  • Life Insurance
  • Type Rating paid by the company with a 3-year bond 

 

Apply today to find out if this ATP Opportunity could be the next step for you! A full Job Description and terms are available on request.

 

Selection and Assessment:

The selection process will include an interview, psychometric testing, and a Sim Check.

 

On Appointment

Successful applicants will be required to sign a training agreement and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

 

Please apply via our website: www.westatlantic.eu
T
he application shall include a CV and a personal letter. Due date for your application is 2019-04-30 


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HR Group Director

Location:
Malmo
Application deadline:
15/09/2019

West Atlantic Cargo Airlines specializes in tailored aircraft solutions for Global Integrators, National Mail Organizations, and other B2B e-commerce suppliers with both ad-hoc and long-term demand for cargo aircraft. With more than 50 years of continuous operating experience we specialize in wet leasing, ACMI, and full charter services, supporting both local and International customers worldwide.

With a fleet of more than 50 aircraft, which includes the British Aerospace ATP, Bombardier CRJ 200 PF, Boeing 737-300 / 400 / 800 Freighters, and the Boeing 767-200, we presently cover a capacity range from 6.5 to 40 metric tonnes.  Focus is on safe operations, high reliability, and customer service.

West Atlantic holds two Air Operating Certificates, one in the UK and one in Sweden, which together operated over 24,000 flights in 2017 whilst serving more than 50 destinations.

HR Group Director                                                                                                                                                                         

Position Type: HR Group Director

Work Pattern: Office duty

Department: HR

Location: Malmö Sturup Airport

Responsible to: CEO

 

Role Summary:

West Atlantic is in an interesting development phase and is now looking for a HR Group Director who will be responsible for the group´s HR work. We offer exciting and free work in an international and dynamic environment.

The organization is characterized by quick decisions and short decision paths. The company offers its customers good quality, service and flexibility, which are also fundamental values.
As an HR Group Director, you are an important person in the company's management team and will work closely with the CEO with the development of West Atlantic. 

Duties:

The HR Group Director reports to CEO and the main duties/responsibilities are: 

  • Represent the HR group in operational and administration matters.
  • You will both be involved in major strategic issues as well as the operational HR work.
  • Establish and maintain HR related procedures and policies.
  • You will be stationed at Malmö Sturup Airport, but will also be present at our offices in Gothenburg and Coventry, UK.
  • You will become part of our competent HR team, which today consists of 7 people stationed in Sweden and the UK. 

Qualifications:

  • Holding a university education with specialization in HR. Preferably have had a leadership role within HR for a number of years with an international company.
  • Has a strong business focus and is independent and driven. It is also important that you have the ability to create good relationships.
  • Well acquainted with Scandinavian labour law and labour market. It is an advantage if you have experience within the various existing European labour regulations.
  • Previous experience within the airline industry.
  • Be fluent in Swedish and English with HR Business related skills, both written and oral.
  • Good skills in Office program.
  • Holds a driving license. 

Preferred skills:

  • Confident and positive team player with integrity and sense of structure and flexibility.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Manage projects and multitasking.
  • Strong communication and coordination skills and be able to motivate people.
  • Previous experience within the airline industry. 

 

If you have questions about the vacancy, please contact CEO Lars Jordahn, lars.jordahn@westatlantic.eu +46 73 558 85 01 

Please apply via West Atlantic website: www.westatlantic.eu
The application shall include CV and personal letter. Interviews and selection are ongoing.
Due date for your application is 2019-09-15


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B1 or B2 Engineer – EMA Hub – Night shift engineer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
29/08/2019

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time             

Department:               P145   

Location:                    EMA Hub 

Responsible to:          Base Station Controller


Fantastic home/work life balance based on an attractive night shift pattern of 7 on 7 off

B1 or B2 Salary of £50,000, up to £60,000 with type ratings.

  • Company Pension
  • 21 days full paid annual leave
  • Loyalty bonus after 12 months (1% salary per year up to 10 years)

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Academic/Educational Requirements 

  • Unrestricted EASA B1 or B2 license – preferable including a type rating on either 737CL, 737NG or BAe ATP. (Non- type holders will still be considered)

Role Summary 

7 on 7 off working pattern

To provide and support effective and efficient engineering at EMA hub, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner. 

Responsible for ensuring that the scheduled and unscheduled line maintenance at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. 

Responsibilities 

Responsible for certifying the work at EMA line; in consultation with the Maintenance Supervisors, Base Station Controllers (BSC’s) and LMC.

Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, Technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.  

Responsible for ensuring any required parts/tools for maintenance are ordered correctly, and monitor with logistics/supervisors regarding estimated delivery times. 

Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations 

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE. 

Ensure company premises are maintained and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.  Report any building/facilities defects to Maintenance Supervisors and/or BSC’s/LMC.

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information. 

Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks. 

Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff. 

Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed. 

Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.

Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

 


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First Officer (Type rated B737)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
29/08/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic UK Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK CPL/IR MCC

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Boeing 737 300-900 Type rating (Valid LPC)
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary FO - £36,429

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per day and £4.58 per night mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend an Operators conversion course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 1-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.

 

 


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Senior First Officer (B737 Non-Type Rated)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
22/08/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

    • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
    • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
    • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
    • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
    • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
    • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
    • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
    • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
    • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
    • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in Atlantic Airlines Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

    • UK ATPL (successful applicants will be required to have a UK ATPL prior to commencing employment)

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

    • Minimum 1500 Hours Total time 
    • Previous command experience
    • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
    • Proven ability to work under pressure
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
    • Proven problem solving & planning skills
    • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary SFO - £42,061

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per 100nm day rate and £4.58 per 100nm night rate, mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend a Boeing 737 Type Rating Course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 3-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

Company Pension

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months


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Line Maintenance Controller

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
22/08/2019

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time 

Department:                Airline Part M 

Location:                     EMA

Work Pattern:              Shifts including nights

Responsible to:          OCC Manager & Technical Director  

 Role Summary

The Line Maintenance Control (LMC) Engineer is responsible for all matters Technical to ensure  reliable on-time departure of aircraft in an operational environment.

The Line Maintenance Controller will be required to coordinate and control Technical Data related to the line operation which are required to achieve the above.

Responsibilities

Within Part M requirements, the LMC is required to provide effective and timely technical advice and support to Operations Control Centre (OCC), Line Engineers and Flight Crews. 

Liaise with Part M post Holder and/or OCC Manager for guidance/clarification.

Liaise with OCC on all matters technical, ensuring that they have up to date clear information and the necessary understanding of the cause of production delays or AOG situations.

Support and manage information regarding AOG (aircraft on ground) recovery plans and incidents on the ground.

Manage and oversea the Line Maintenance plan to ensure Operations have clear visibility of Plan maintenance inputs, Line Service Checks, ADD’s and HIL’s (hold item list).

Support and ensure adequate defect planning is carried out on a regular basis to allow control of ADD’s and HIL’s.

Give technical support to Line Engineers performing trouble shooting of defects and repetitive defects.

Ensure that all guidance given is performed in accordance with and according to Part M/145 procedures and TI’s, using the necessary spares/tooling and manpower with reference to the correct AMM information.

Ensure all activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.

Academic/Educational Requirements

    • Valid EASA B1 and/or B2 License or ICOA equivalent is desirable
    • Engineering qualification – HND Level or equivalent experience
    • Current HF, FTS Level 2. EWIS

Required Skills/Experience:

    • Recent prop experience
    • Minimum 10 years Aviation line and/or base maintenance experience
    • Skills on type (ATP/B737/767/CRJ) or similar
    • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
    • Effective and positive Team Player
    • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
    • Ability to make good judgements and decisions based on the needs of the company operation, in a very dynamic, fast changing environment.
    • Proven ability with problem solving and excellent Planning & Organising skills

Salary : £54,653

Company Benefits include Company Pension Scheme and Annual Loyalty Bonus 


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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.
 

Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK

 

Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ

 

First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown

 

Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP

 

Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737

 

Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK

 

767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer

 

On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP

 

737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales

 

Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance

 

View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP

 

First Boeing 737-800 water salute

Photo: Unknown

 

Svalbard

Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ

 

Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767

 

Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP

 

737-800 Line up in Liege

Photo: Christian Vanguers, Mechanic

 

737 Approach in Jersey

Photo: Tom Masterman

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